Director of Engineering
Under the general guidance of the General Manager and Hotel Manager, The Director of Engineering is responsible for all administrative, financial and operating aspects of the hotel as they directly relate to the engineering division. He/she is responsible for the safe and profitable operation of the hotel.
To be responsible for the operation and maintenance of the physical plant, engineering facilities, efficiency of equipment and machinery, for the energy and water efficiency, the safety and emergency procedures, and being adhered to governmental regulation, National Environmental Boards, and the company POMEC and Safety & Emergency Standards and Policies.
Duties & Functions:
- Develop and adhere to annual budget for department, financial forecasts and actively participate in monthly profit/loss review meetings
- Undergo and lead detailed precise snagging requirements for pre and post opening of the Hotel
- Develop and implement plans to maintain property, equipment, grounds and other assets in an acceptable state of repair ready for guest service
- Ensure preventative maintenance program for all hotel equipment, public areas and guest rooms
- Guarantee that all emergency and life safety equipment and systems are inspected, tested and certified in accordance with federal, local and legal requirements
- Ensure room maintenance requests are handled in a prompt and courteous manner including logging and follow up
- Follow up on all alarms to determine the exact location and cause.
- Assist as necessary with special projects, including renovations
- Administer all vendor contracts controlled by the engineering department, ensure they are current
- Conduct walk-throughs and visually assess the safe and efficient maintenance and operation of the physical structure(s) of the hotel, all mechanical, electrical, HVAC systems and any other related equipment
- Hire, train, supervise, conduct employee performance reviews and discipline department staff and all other staff under direction of the Engineering Department, such as painters, mechanics and watch engineers
- Adhere to all corporate-required purchasing policies and controls, including, but not limited to, all outside contractor bids, budgets, and schedules. Manage CAPEX projects. Follow prescribed safety procedures for personnel and equipment by the company
- Communicate with General Manager, senior leaders and hotel department heads on a regular basis regarding the specific and overall condition of the building structure(s), related systems, and equipment offering prudent, cost effective proposals for maintaining these systems.
- Oversee necessary repairs and maintenance throughout the hotel
- Prepare technical data, bidding, project work, alterations, and repairs for properties. Must have basic knowledge of building codes
- Train in fire prevention, environmental health and safety, and engineering systems. Attend all meetings regarding hotel operations, i.e., department, fire, safety, health and quality improvement.
Specific Job Knowledge & Skills:
- At least five years of progressive facilities management experience in a hotel or a related field; or a 4-year college degree and at least 2 years of related management experience; or a 2-year college degree and 3 or more years of related management experience.
- Experience in Facilities Management an advantage
- Stationary Engineer’s license if required by local code
- One to two years in a public contact position, preferably in an upscale or lifestyle brand hotel
- Possess a gracious, friendly, and fun demeanor
- Ability to work in a fast paced environment and have a high level attention to detail
- Strong verbal and written communication skills in English or primary language used in the workplace.
- Develop and maintain positive and productive working relationships with other employees and departments
- Ability to work independently and to partner with others to promote an environment of teamwork
- Thorough knowledge of state and local laws governing equal employment opportunity and civil rights, occupational safety and health, wage and hour issues, and labor relations